The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a stop-gap spending measure that averts an Oct. 1 government shutdown and extends the U.S.
Federal agencies have taken legal action to shut down two networks of online payday lenders, saying they made fraudulent loans to unwitting consumers and then used the loans as a pretext to withdraw millions of dollars from their bank accounts.
Shares plunged as much as 11% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the company said profit was nearly cut in half during its most recent quarter.
The dollar climbed to a six-year high versus the yen and gold extended losses after the Federal Reserve raised its estimates for interest rates while maintaining a pledge to keep borrowing costs low for a �considerable time.
The arrest of billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov, one of Russia's richest men, caused shares of his companies to plunge on Wednesday as investors feared a replay of Yukos, the Russian oil company that was nationalized after its billionaire leader became ...